The Unsung Heroes series highlights some of my ALL-TIME favorite permanent collection products from all sorts of brands.
Dang, I had my heart set on being crabby about these Shiseido Facial Cotton pads, because girl, they’re $10, and you only get 165 of them, which is craziness to me because you could roll up to Target right now and get a massive pack of 300 up & up brand cotton pads for $5.
But ugh, these Shiseido ones are so good!
I didn’t expect to be bougie about cotton pads, but I’m there, man. The Shiseido ones are the softest, most velvety facial pads I’ve ever used, and once you’ve felt their caress (it was unmistakable when they touched my delicate water lines), other cotton pads will feel like rough metal scouring pads. NO JOKE. Even Q-tips.
OK, that was a joke…but you know hear I mean’. The Shiseido Facial Cotton pads feel SOFT. Q-tips used to feel like tabby tum fur to me before I got spoiled by these.
I mostly use them to remove eye makeup, but you can use them like any other cotton ball or cotton pad. They’ll apply toners or liquid essences after cleansing, remove face makeup, and they’ll soften the edges of your blush, eyeshadow or your bronzer perfectly well.
I guess you could also use them to remove nail polish, but I won’t be using them for that. My fingers and toes just wouldn’t appreciate how soft (or pricey) they are.
The pads aren’t just incredulously soft. They’re also amazingly absorbent, so a single pad goes pretty far. Most of the time when I use cheaper, thinner, less absorbent cotton pads, I need at least two to remove my eye makeup, and then another two to take off my face makeup and finish up, like by finding a clean corner on one of them to do some toning.
I can do all of that with one of these, and you could probably even cut them into halves or fourths to stretch them out even further.
LOVE THESE! You can find them at Shiseido counters and Sephora. Next time they have their VIB sale, I’m gonna load up and get a few packs.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,